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Xbox One system update rolling out now, includes media player and more

Xbox One's September update is rolling out a few days early. The system update, which introduces a new media player app for Microsoft's current-generation console, is going out to console owners over the next few days.<p>Microsoft began testing the latest update earlier this month. In addition to the …

How Republican Is Whole Foods? I Used An App To Find Out

Spoiler: that hemp flax granola you’re buying is probably made by Haliburton.<p>How Republican are your cornflakes? How Democratic your Spaghetti-Os? If these are the sorts of questions that keep you up at night, BuyPartisan is a new app that advertises itself as “like a nutritional label for your …

“Thinner, brighter, lighter” – Samsung attack ads on Apple continue with anti-iPad NYers

Samsung’s series of attack ads on Apple continue with a video of supposed voxpops in which New Yorkers are shown both the iPad Air and Galaxy Tab S and asked to compare them. Would you believe it, everyone prefers the Samsung, even the guy with limited room in his purse …<p>Those interviewed comment …

Motorola Luge For Verizon Announced

Verizon wireless has launched a new Android smartphone, the Motorola Luge, which is basically the Motorola Droid RAZR M with a new name.<p>Verizon are …

iPhone 6 -- the jolt that mobile payments need

Apple's rumored embrace of true mobile payments may finally shake up how we pay for goods and services after years of empty promises.<p>Mobile payments, or the notion that you can pay for goods and services at the checkout with your smartphone, may finally break into the mainstream if Apple and the …

Music streams are up and downloads are down. Why is that a surprise?

Streaming music is cannibalising download sales. It’s a phrase anyone connected with the music industry is hearing a lot about in 2014.<p>It’s a technological shift causing a lot of panicked flapping about, from an industry that counts “panicked flapping about at technological shifts” as one of its …

How much will the iPhone 6 cost? It could start at $249

If you’re expecting the upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6L to cost the same as an iPhone 5s, think again. That extra display could be coming at a $50 premium, according to a new report.<p>Citing sources close to Spanish cellular provider Telefonica, Spanish blog Movilzona says the the …

Beats by Dr. Dre Gets Dedicated Accessories Section in Online Apple Store

- Aug 7, 2014<p>Apple has added a new section to its online store featuring Beats by Dr. Dre products. The new section can be found in the “Accessories” …

Your fave apps will soon hail an Uber for you

Today Uber announced its official API, which means you’re going to start seeing a lot of apps integrating with the popular ride-summoning service.<p>“As of today, we officially open—to all developers—access to many of the primitives that power Uber’s magical experience,” said the company in an …

12 Questions With The CEO Of Thumbtack, Google Capital’s New $100 Million Bet

In terms of Silicon Valley hype, Thumbtack has flown a bit under the radar since it was founded five years ago in 2009. But with the announcement today that it’s landed a whopping $100 million investment led by Google Capital, Thumbtack’s days of relative tech press anonymity are almost certainly …

Latest close-up photos of space gray iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5 (Gallery)

We’ve seen hundreds of iPhone 6-related part leaks, rumors, and claims, and of course lots of comparison photos. Below, via Yaya888 and Gizmobic, we have the latest. These shots compare the iPhone 5 to the space gray 4.7-inch physical iPhone 6 model. The new phone is expected to be introduced on …

Jessica Alba's Startup Raises $70 Million At A Nearly $1 Billion Valuation

The Santa Monica, California, company, which sells natural and eco-friendly baby products, just raised $70 million and is valued at almost $1 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>The Series C round of funding comes from several VC investors including Wellington Management Company, …

Smartphones are about to get awesome again

Smartphones. They’re all just a bunch of undifferentiated rectangles, right? You’d be forgiven for feeling a little jaded about the rate of innovation in smartphones over the past couple of years. A 4-inch iPhone still dominates the consumer landscape, HTC is still designing beautiful but flawed …

Ferrari F80 Supercar Concept

Most automotive enthusiasts are always looking for the next big thing, and Italian designer Adriano Raeli is no exception. Although Ferrari debuted …

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The new V12 Aston Martin Vanquish at Loch Ness. For more of our exclusive Aston shots: Billionaire.com/cars

2014 Pebble Beach: Steve McQueen Ferrari sells for $10 million

A vintage Ferrari once owned by<p>Steve McQueensold for more than $10 million at Monterey Car Week.<p>The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, chassis number 10621, engine number 10621, went to the highest bidder Saturday night at an RM Auctions event.<p>The rare, restored GTB/4, known in the car trade as a "4-cam," was …

The Saleen FourSixteen Is A Faster, Louder And More Slippery Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S is already a shockingly quick car. The electric drive train will propel it to 60 miles per hour in just over five seconds. But that’s not fast enough for Steve Saleen, owner of Saleen Automotive, who recently said that his company’s upgraded example of the Model S, called the …

The Silver Arrow racing car was driven at speeds up to 236 mph in the 1930s. See how fast you can drive it on Forza Motorsport. #tbt